Keywords: Firecrackers, Prohibition, Environment, Moderation
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Supreme Court made it clear that all of the nation is subject to its previous rulings prohibiting the use of barium and other prohibited substances in firecrackers, not only the Delhi-National Capital Region.
When the State of Rajasthan was being heard on a motion to follow the instructions of the Apex Court regarding the prohibition of barium crackers and the reduction of noise and air pollution during the holiday season, the Court clarified this matter. The court ruled that no new directives were required and instructed the state of Rajasthan to carefully review the earlier rulings. It also reaffirmed that the court’s decisions are legally binding on all national states.
Several petitions asking for an outright ban on the sale, purchase, and usage of firecrackers in India were being heard by the bench of Justices A.S. Bopanna and M.M. Sundresh.
According to Justice Sundresh, festivities are necessary, but not at the expense of the environment. Celebrations are allowed, but only in moderation. Celebrations can make people happy, but not at the expense of the environment, Justice Sundresh reportedly stated. Judge Bopanna observed that adults, not kids, tend to overindulge when crackers are abundant, without considering the discomfort and pollution they may create.
Case title- Arjun Gopal Vs. Union Of India, W.P.(C) NO. 728/2015
Name: Harmannat Kour, College: The Law School, University of Jammu, Class: 3rd Semester interning at Legal Vidhiya
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